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  1. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    strangley though setting it at 1 reduced the amount of fake accounts.
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    I had it set at 480 but this morning set it at 1.
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    As a matter of interest, I tightened up my repeat account honeypot settings to 1 per sec it would get kicked back. ... this evening, 8 hours later, I received 618 emails from honeypot advising of blocked attempts! Only two actual new fake accounts though!
  4. fiodh

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    Thanks Jack. I must have an older honeypot as I don't have captcha. I'l delete those countries though!
  5. fiodh

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    Thanks for the thoughts. Forgive my ignorance but where is the honeypot control panel? I am sure I've seen it before but now I can't seem to find it, even though I definitely have honeypot installed and receive honeypot emails about accounts being made too quickly. I guess I really should do the captcha I just didn't want to involve google in my website.
  6. fiodh

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    Hello Jack, - here's what the typical fake customer looks like. The company is always google. Any idea how would I go about filtering for that? Smoky how did you block cloud services and ASN's?
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  8. fiodh

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    These fake russian accounts are suddenly back with a vengeance. I've got honeypot installed and also am requiring company name, gender, date of birth. That seemed to help for the last couple of years but now they are bypassing it. Anyone else having this problem again?
  9. Have installled but not tested it yet but thanks very much to mhsuffolk for posting the solution! Thanks all for the forum!
  10. fiodh

    Fake accounts

    I did this now also, and it worked, no fake accounts for the last three days! Thanks for mentioning it, you've saved me several minutes each morning.
  11. fiodh

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    That sucks! The google captcha is complicated for me to install, I don't get it. Something about server side code verifying in the database, as well as editing the php files... I am at the edge of my understanding when it gets to database bits so am going to have to look into this. But it's a shame the only solution is to go worship at the altar of google, and give them access to everyone who registers.
  12. fiodh

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    They say if one is using a page reader program, for the blind, it won''t be able to pass the slider.
  13. fiodh

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    That is interesting. Can this slider captcha be installed in osC? I am looking at it now at wordpress.org https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/slider-captcha/
  14. fiodh

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    Here is an interesting description of why these accounts are being created: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/61291/why-do-registration-bots-exist-what-do-they-gain-from-registering-on-my-site TLDR: They use your site confirmation email along with many others to hide online scams or purchases made with hacked accounts. They also use spam text in the email to spam to customers. The only solution so far is to install google captcha. If you don't mind google having their fingers on every account created at your site. One major issue from these accounts is that the email addresses are often valid, so when people receive a robots spammy customer welcome email, they likely will mark it as SPAM. If this happens enough, your site will be blacklisted on junk lists.
  15. fiodh

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    Honestly I'd prefer not to post my entire customers.php file to the forum, plus my site is sort of a hacked together non-standard old mess that will likely only cause confusion.
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